Palace slam Martinez over Zaha

22 September 2012 12:38
Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has accused Wigan manager Roberto Martinez of trying to unsettle Eagles winger Wilfried Zaha. The Latics were reported to have failed with a £3million bid for the 19-year-old in the summer but Martinez remains an admirer of the youngster, saying earlier this week he has "tremendous potential". However, the manager also said whether the winger would be a realistic option for Wigan in terms of value for money. Parish was less than impressed with the comments from the Spanish boss, who bought Victor Moses from the Eagles for £2.5m two years ago before selling him to Chelsea for £9m in August. The Palace chief said on Twitter: "Some fascinating quotes from a manager about our player. "So having nicked Victor due to administration and then selling for £9m (where I don't recall them being worried about Chelsea getting value for money), Roberto would like it ever so much if we would roll over. "In the meantime I guess he'll just try to unsettle our player using the papers. "We didn't reveal any details of their bid we prefer to do these things privately and politely, different rules I guess for 'big' clubs."

Source: team_talk